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Explosives detection technology for commercial aviation security
Author(s): Robert E. Schafrik
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Paper Abstract

The threat posed to commercial aviation by small, concealed plastic explosives is particularly onerous. Small amounts of these highly energetic explosives are difficult to reliably detect using current technologies. But they can cause significant damage to an aircraft that can result in the destruction of the aircraft, resulting in loss of life. The key issues regarding explosive detection technologies include: What methods can detect plastic explosives? How do these methods perform in practice? How can the different methods be best employed to counter the terrorist threat?

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170648
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Robert E. Schafrik, National Research Council (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2102:
Coupling Technology to National Need
Arthur H. Guenther; Louis D. Higgs, Editor(s)

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